This egg is for all to enjoy…. happy easter 2021
Just made this bunny (one egg and one wooden bead for the basics), white and translucent polymer clay requiring several curings. Little orange bow, and a separate decorated easter egg.
One made custom for you similar (not exact obviously) with your flower petals or other keepsake item can be purchased at memory-beads.
Decorating eggs is a big thing for me, ever since i was old enough to hold a pen or paintbrush. 77 years later, the minute christmas is over i move on to eggs.
This particular decorated egg can be made custom with your flower petals, or pet fur, bird feathers, pine cones, glitter, confetti, paper announcements, just about whatever you can think of can be embedded in the flowers and dimensional patterns in a keepsake memorial egg like this. You just contact me with your wishes and I will try to invent the solution.
This egg is over 4 inches tall, close to 5, and is made on a core egg that is hollow.
Easter egg charm pendant made custom with your flower petals as a commemorative item. These are about 1 inch in height (maybe a little more) and can be converted to refrigerator magnets if you wish. Go to the products section here, or go to Memory-beads.com
Just using this social distancing time to make easter eggs but this year they are not decorated with bunnies and chicks but with a model of the SARS Cov 19 virus which has changed our world.
This is a giant polymer clay egg which i am documenting as I go, as a process which needs to be refined (LOL) and may not be a realistic expectation for any sculpture with polymer clay.
It is clear that polymer clay is both heavy and expensive, and that armature is a good idea, and also that when it is cured it can bend, bulge, shrink and otherwise distort so there needs to be some kind of support for large structures.
I have tried to second guess this medium, having seen first hand that there are some areas where it is easy to “fail” but maybe not enough.
This goose egg came from a stash of eggs from almost half a century ago (LOL) when my kids were young and we were making all kinds of pysanky eggs. I guess this egg was saved but at this point i decided to repurpose it as a carved
and flower modeled egg. I used a thin layer of white and translucent to cover the entire egg except where i penciled in the ovals to be carved later, and cured it, then carved out the oval areas, just pecking slowly. The edges were sanded and then I build the outside of the egg shown here.
Then layered a thin sheet of marbleized polymer clay on the inside of the egg made with left overs from the stripes. The border was added and the egg cured again. At this point I could not decide whether to go further or not, but see below, the edge has roses and leaves and other ornamentation.
This is an old egg, the urethane i used on it for gloss has ambered, but i asked my sister (piano teacher, for whom i made it) to send me a couple pix just so i could remember what it looked like. I hope i do better now…LOL. I also hope the aquathane that i use now for coating eggs doesn’t do what the old polyurethane did, but i wont keep my hopes up. I made her a music egg using pysanky also long long ago (like three decades) as well. The egg shells used to decorate this ostrich egg were dyed with pysanky dyes, then dried and crushed into medium size egg shell tesserae.
Blue bird egg on red marbled polymer clay egg – standing around 2 inches high. Just for fun, this egg was modeled on a small paper egg purchased from a local craft
Obviously a brown egg, decorated with quick free strokes to make daisies and green background.